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Nov 14, 2012 4:30am EST
people became sick and 32 people in 19 states have died from the tainted injections, including in maryland and virginia. >>> president obama will meet today with business leaders as he lays out his approach for avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. some democrats don't believe congress and the president should reach an agreement by the end of the year. they say letting steep tax hikes take effect would force republicans to bargain with a weaker hand. a new poll suggests that strategy may work. a pew research poll found that 53% would blame congressional republicans if we fall off the fiscal cliff. 29% say the president would be at fault. 10% would blame the president and republicans. >>> this morning former council member kwame brown will begin serving on house arrest. a judge sentenced brown on bank fraud charge. he pled guilty to overstating his income while applying for bank loans. he applies for the d.c. council earlier this summer. brown will have two years of probation and must complete 400 hours of community service. >>> a former state delegate convicted of stealing from the
NBC
Nov 14, 2012 6:00am EST
states have petitioned for more federal aid money. senators from maryland and west virginia, among others, asking president obama to request more emergency aid from federal disaster assistance programs. they say the extra money will help speed recovery efforts along the coast. new york governor andrew cuomo has already said damage is in the $30 billion range. >>> the head of the long island power authority has resigned after facing mounting criticism falling superstorm sandy. more than 10,000 people in long island still without power. hundreds protested the company last week saying it's simply unacceptable for power not to be restored. new york governor andrew cuomo slammed all l state's power company, but especially long island power for their slow response time. >>> in iraq several car bombs detonated killing 14 people and injuring several others across iraq. the most explosive happened in the city of kirkuk, where four car bombs exploded. about an hour later, another exploded 40 miles west of kirkuk. another exploded in central baghdad killing one person and injuring nine others
NBC
Nov 18, 2012 9:00am EST
state hillary clinton visited a monday's tear, and president obama told the monks that he needs a lot of prayer to be able to solve the upcoming fiscal cliff. the president will also travel to myanmar, the first time a sitting president has visited that country. he'll wrap up a trip with a stop in cambodia. >>> to a developing story in the middle east. missile strikes against buildings that house hamas' media operation. israelis and palestinians have combined. firing more than 350 rockets at each other in the past 24 hours. thousands of israeli forces assembled near the gaza border awaiting possible orders toin said that region. egypt's lead errs in the middle of the dispute and say a cease-fire between the two sides is possible. mohamed morsi met with leaders in turkey and qatar and ahead of hamm as. there are no guarantees but he's working to secure a cease-fire. benjamin netanyahu is willing to discuss a cease-fire when hamas agrees to stop rocket fire from gaza. >>> lawmakers debating over the woman expected to be nominated to lead the state department. there are reports president
NBC
Nov 13, 2012 5:00am EST
homicide. >>> an online petition requesting texas to withdraw from the united states received enough signatures for the white house to respond. it asks president obama to grant the secession. it has received more than 34,000 signatures, and any petition filed with whitehouse.gov that gets more than 25,000 signatures gets an official response. >>> george allen dupt know what's next for him, but one thing he has decided is he will not run for political office then. the former governor and senator lost the senate race to tim kaine last week by more than 200,000 votes. he told the richmond dispatch and he and his wife poured their hearts into this campaign, and they're trying to figure out the next step. >>> a proposed rapid bus system in montgomery county is too expensive and will take too long to build. that's according to county executive isaiah leggett. he says that ten-route system couldn't be built in what he calls a reasonable time frame. county planners say the system could be up in the next 30 years. that will help ease congestion through heavily traveled areas like rockv
NBC
Nov 14, 2012 5:00am EST
response time. >>> senators from ten different states are asking for more federal aid money. senators from maryland and west virginia among others sent a letter to president obama suggesting he add more to emergency assistance programs. >>> a mud slide has stranded people inside their homes near san francisco. a cast iron pipe attached to a water tank ruptured yesterday. it spent 40,000 gallons of water rushing out. crews are digging out cars from the mud. none of the mess got inside the home. >>> the premature birth rate in america is the lowest it's been in a decade. a report from the march of dimes pound the preterm birth rate in 2011 was 11.7%. the birth rate peaked at 12.8% in 2006. a baby is considered preterm if he or she is born before the 37th week of pregnancy. according to the march of dimes, the decline is thanks to actions taken by health officials to address prenatal health. >>> that morning cup of joe might just give you a brighter outlook on life. german researchers gave volunteers the caffeine equivalent of two cups of coffee. they were able to pick out positive words more
NBC
Nov 16, 2012 4:30am EST
, including ambassador chris stevens. republicans accuse the obama administration of ignoring warning signs that could have prevented the tragedy. >> the people back at state here in washington continue to deny additional security, and they continue to do away with security that was already there. >> to put this, lay this at the doorstep of the president or the secretary of state or the united nations ambassador, you will find us ready and willing to resist to the teeth. >> petraeus' testimony will come one week after he resigned as head of the cia because of an extramarital affair. democrats and republicans say he is still credible when it comes to discussing national security. >>> the cia still plans on looking into petraeus' conduct. the agency is opening what it calls an exploratory investigation. nbc news has learned that acting cia director mike morrell ordered the investigation to make sure that petraeus did not use any agency resources improperly. the fbi has already cleared the general of mishandling classified information. the fbi says his mistress paula broadwell had classi
NBC
Nov 16, 2012 6:00am EST
. >>> happening today, federal government is on board to help carry out a part of president obama's health care overhaul. at issue, in you health care exchanges for private insurance coverage. most customers will get federal help paying the premiums. now states have to decide whether to create their own exchanges, collaborate with washington, or default on the federal government. >>> also today, we hope to get a better idea about how lawmakers plan to keep america from going over the fiscal cliff. the president will meet with members of congress, and it's starting to look like this process is going to drag on to the very end. cnbc's seema mody has more on today's gathering. seema, good morning. >>> that's right. president obama sits down with big lawmakers today for budget talks in an effort to avoid the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. he will sit with senate majority leader harry reed and minority leader mitch mcconnell. the white house says the president will look at the extension of tax cuts for top earners. former white house chief of staff erskine bowles tells cnbc he thinks there's a
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